Magnet Releasing has sent over the red band trailer for V/H/S
, a short film anthology consisting of five chapters of what some people say is one of the scariest films in years.
The film features a series of found-footage shorts written and directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Pop Skull), David Bruckner (The Signal), Ti West (House of the Devil), Glenn McQuaid (Stakeland), Joe Swanberg (Autoerotic), and the directing quartet known as Radio Silence.
In V/H/S, a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. Upon searching the house, the guys are confronted with a dead body, a hub of old televisions and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger and more inexplicable than the last…
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
When a group of petty criminals are hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.
Bringing together some of the top filmmakers in the game today, this wickedly conceived horror anthology sends the viewer through a gauntlet of suspense, terror, shock, and downright brutality—instantly distinguishing itself from a sea of lackluster found-footage horror flicks. The diverse and deviously creative minds behind V/H/S shatter any preconceived notions about the genre, making it feel inventive and captivating once again.
V/H/S will release on VOD August 31st and in limited theaters October 5th, 2012.